In the U.S., only Masachussetts allows SSM. Yes, Spain recognizes SSM. Other countries that allow it are the Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada (99.9% sure it's national).
A lot of other countries recognize civil unions, which allow SOME of the benefits of marriage, but NOT all of them.
States that allow them: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, and Vermont. Also Washington, D.C.
Countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
I think some part(s) of Australia allow them, but I'm not too sure which part(s).
Wikipedia actually has a good history/overview of this.
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When I did an informative speech on SSM a while back, I found a really fantastic site with this kind of information. While I can't find that exact same site again, a quick google search turned this one up:
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